Northeast Delhi death toll climbs to 27; cops say 106 people arrested
At least 27 people, including one police man and an Intelligence Bureau officer, have been killed since Sunday in the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi, according to doctors from GTB (Guru Teg Bahadur) and Lok Nayak hospitals.
Major clashes broke out between groups protesting in favour and against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in northeast Delhi on Sunday which progressed into full-fledged communal riots.
Houses and vehicles in the area were torched and more than 250 people were injured in violence that took place in Jafrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh and other localities of Northeast Delhi.
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Earlier today, the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal demanded army deployment in the city to tackle the communal violence seen in the last three days.
“I again appeal to the home minister to call out the army to control the situation in Delhi,” Kejriwal said in the assembly.
The Delhi Police on Wednesday said that it has registered 18 FIRs so far in the northeast violence matter. Around 106 people have been arrested in connection with the incident, police further said.
“Miscreants are being identified. We have the CCTV footage&strong evidence. No untoward incident took place today,” MS Randhawa, Delhi Police PRO, said during a press conference.
The Delhi Police also spread out helpline numbers and made an appeal to the people to not pay any attention to rumours.
“Situation is under control today,” Randhawa added.